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When the demon Hiranyaksha stole the earth and hid her in the primordial waters, Vishnu appeared as a varaha (wild pig) to rescue her.
Boo, I am Ravana
You could be Hiranyaksha, the Asura who continuously beat and abused Mother Earth to the point where Vishnu had to take an avatar to fight a thousand-year battle with him. You could also be Kumbhakarna, the demon who plundered and then ate his ...
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He has assayed characters such as Devendra, Karna, Arjuna, Hiranyaksha, Daksha, Ratabeejasura, Indrajithu, Bhima and Tamradhawaja. Ms. Baipadithaya has been a part of touring troupes of Yakshagana for three decades.
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Jayan, one of the two chief door-keepers of Vaikunta, incurred the displeasure of some great sages who cursed him to pass through three births as a demon before returning to his original position. Accordingly, he was born first as Hiranyaksha, then as ...

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